Medaille College Chooses Watermark to Better Engage Students & Improve Outcomes Across Campus
NEW YORK— May 30, 2018 –Watermark, the largest provider of assessment software for higher ed worldwide, is pleased to welcome one of its newest institutional partners, Medaille College in Buffalo, New York. Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Medaille College has selected Watermark’s educational intelligence systems for use across its campus.
Medaille’s College of Education had been using LiveText by Watermark for the past year and half to report on student and department outcomes. Focused on assessing student learning in order to provide students with feedback to improve, the institution has elected to expand its use and adopt Watermark’s planning, portfolio, and assessment solutions across the institution in order to integrate processes around outcomes assessment and program review.
With a goal of increasing efficiencies and integrating institutional effectiveness processes, Medaille College plans to leverage Watermark 1) to support its General Education assessment efforts, 2) to more deeply engage students in their learning through portfolios, and 3) to prepare institutional data reports that will increase transparency and help the institution demonstrate evidence of learning and outcomes improvement to its regional accreditor.
“We chose Watermark because we believe it can best meet our needs for assessing learning and gathering meaningful data that will allow us to improve both student outcomes and meet accreditation requirements. We look forward to streamlining and integrating our planning and assessment activities so we have better data to make even more evidenced-based decisions,” said Dr. Lori Quigley, Vice President for Academic Affairs for Medaille College.
“We’re honored to have Medaille College as our newest institutional partner. Our goal is to provide the solutions that colleges need to meet the challenges of effectively planning for assessment and using data to improve outcomes. With better data in their hands, our institutional partners can focus on learning from that data and using it to make meaningful improvements that positively impact students,” said Kevin Michielsen, CEO of Watermark.
The College traces its roots to 1875 when the Sisters of Saint Joseph founded an institute for the preparation of teachers. Officially founded in 1968 as Medaille, the College is now a private, four-year college with campuses in Buffalo, Rochester, and online. With more than 325 faculty members and 2,600 students, Medaille is the fourth-largest private college in Buffalo. With Watermark as its partner, it is poised to centralize and strengthen its institutional and assessment planning processes and use more meaningful data to improve outcomes at all levels.
With over 300 employees and more than 1,100 member institutions worldwide, Watermark works to put better data into the hands of administrators, educators, and learners everywhere in order to empower them to connect information and gain insights into learning which will drive meaningful improvements. Through its innovative educational intelligence platform, Watermark supports institutions in developing an intentional approach to learning and development based on data they can trust.
Director of Corporate Communications